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Blackfords LLP

15 OLD BAILEY, LONDON, EC4M 7EF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3427 3343
DX:
161400 OLD BAILEY 5
Email:
Web:
www.blackfords.com
Cardiff, Croydon, London, Woking

Trevor Francis

Tel:
Work 020 3544 8135
Email:
Web:
www.blackfords.com
Blackfords LLP

Position

Managing Partner, Solicitor-Advocate.

Trevor specialises in Regulatory investigations and enquiries, crisis management and reputation protection for ultra high net worth clients, serious fraud, money laundering and high value confiscation and restraint issues and Coroner Inquests.

Current instructions include Electoral Commission investigations, defamation actions, Trading Standard investigations and proceedings, Legal High proceedings, insider trading, Libor and Forex, e-crime and internet offences, extradition, bribery and corruption and high value international civil fraud and asset recovery.

Career

  • Stonehams, Croydon 1998-99 - assistant solicitor
  • Wragge & Co, Birmingham 1999-2000 - assistant solicitor
  • Francis Lovett, Woking 2000-07 - Managing Partner
  • Blackfords LLP 2007 to present - Managing Partner

Member

  • Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)
  • Extradition Lawyers Association (ELA)
  • Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA)
  • London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA)
  • Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA)
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA)
  • Registered lawyer under the FA Football Agents Regulations.

Education

Midhurst Grammar School
University of Wales, Aberystwyth (LLB Hons)
College of Law, Guildford.

Leisure

Cricket, member Surrey CCC, rugby


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Blackfords LLP's 'very experienced and committed' team provides a 'first-class service'. The group is strong in handling both private instructions and legal aid work, and advises clients on, among other areas, sexual offences, assaults, murders, gang crime, thefts and money laundering cases. The 'outstanding tactician' Gary Bloxsome and 'charismatic' Trevor Francis jointly head the practice; they are supported by Diana Payne, Gary Rubin and 'very bright' barrister Rachel Wilson.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Leading individuals

Trevor Francis - Blackfords LLP

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Blackfords LLP advises on bribery, corruption, investment fraud, money laundering, insider dealing, HMRC investigations and tax-related matters. It often acts in multi-jurisdictional cases, dealing with investigations and actions brought by the SFO, HMRC, NCA, FCA, the Insolvency Service, Trading Standards, CPS and the police, and other regulators. Co-head of team Daniel Cundy focuses on white-collar crime, fraud, corruption, tax and money laundering cases. Co-head of team Trevor Francis specialises in serious fraud, money laundering and confiscations. Gary Bloxsome also co-heads the team.

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

'Under the watchful and experienced eye' of regulatory head Gary Rubin, Blackfords LLP's professional discipline team 'goes from strength to strength'. The practice is particularly focused on the health and social care sectors. It also has expertise in representing serving police and Ministry of Defence police personnel in misconduct proceedings and assists solicitors with SRA investigations in relation to alleged criminal offences. Acting for football professionals is also a growing area for the firm. Other key advisers are Trevor Francis and Gary Bloxsome, director Philip Williams in Cardiff, and solicitor advocate Jennifer Richardson.

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London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Blackfords LLP advises for individuals, companies and public bodies on a broad range of high profile health and safety matters. The 'passionate and knowledgable' Gary Rubin leads the team and is an expert in HSE investigations and prosecutions, as well as matters relating to gross negligence and corporate manslaughter. Trevor Francis is also recommended and regularly acts on gross negligence manslaughter cases.

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South East: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Leading individuals

Trevor Francis - Blackfords LLP

Within: Crime: fraud

Blackfords LLP is noted for its strong track record in high-profile fraud cases, both in the South East and nationally. The firm is particularly experienced in Very High Cost Cases, as well as matters involving multiple jurisdictions. The 'tenacious and combative' Trevor Francis heads the team along with the 'highly intelligent' Gary Bloxsome, and both are highly experienced in serious fraud. Other key names at the practice include fraud specialist Daniel Cundy, and solicitor-advocate Diana Payne.

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Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Trevor Francis - Blackfords LLP

Within: Crime: general

Blackfords LLP is a significant presence in serious criminal cases, particularly violent crime, drug-related offences and sexual offences. The firm's large team includes 15 solicitor-advocates and two barristers, and is headed by Gary Bloxsome  and Trevor Francis. Diana Payne leads the general crime team and is notable for her work in the youth courts and in relation to major criminal offences. Other key names include barrister Rachel Wilson, along with solicitor-advocates Lucinda Shand and Hannah Giles, the latter heads the Woking-based arm of the firm's criminal defence team.

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